Chipotle Cherry Sauce is the perfect recipe for broiled salmon. Create a special dinner with this sweet and tart sauce with “heat notes” from the chipotle. Made with our Black Cherry Jam.
Hello my friends, I'm pretty excited to talk about the Chipotle Cherry Sauce that I made last week for Geoffrey. I love cooking for him, but sometimes I get pretty lazy and I don't feel like going to the kitchen and spending my free time there.
Sometimes it's difficult having a full-time job and also dedicating the extra time to Spoonabilities even though I love to cook and make special meals. My new golden rule in the kitchen is to cook recipes that will take less than 30 minutes to prepare. After all we try to bring you “Easy 1-2-3 Recipes” too!
This cherry chipotle sauce is very versatile and matches with any kind of protein like pork, duck, game or chicken, and of course salmon. There is a three steps process to help infuse the flavor into this salmon.
Marinate the Salmon
First, combine the L’Epicurien Black Cherry Jam (), orange juice, and chipotle in a glass dish or plastic bag, and marinate the salmon for 10 minutes.
Broil the Salmon
During this step, you broil for 11 or 12 minutes, and turn the salmon over once during this process. Another option is to use the marinate mixture and glaze the salmon every three minutes for a deeper flavor and a beautiful color.
Create the Cherry Chipotle Sauce
The third and last step is to cook the chipotle cherry marinate with tequila until the alcohol has evaporated - around 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the heat and add fresh cilantro.
I accompanied this beautiful broiled salmon with a simple Lemony Israeli Couscous.
I set the table in a simple but elegant way right next to the balcony which made the whole dinner very special. We had the most amazing time.
Black Cherry Jam
This Black Cherry Preserve is from one of our favorite producers, L'Epicurien, which is one of the strongest supporters of our small shop. This is Geoffrey's favorite new jam. He likes to mix it in chocolate ice cream, or put it on top of broiled peaches. My favorite is Black Fig Preserves. Well, I mean anything with fig will be on the top of my list, but their Fig Jam is on the very tippy top.
Black Cherry jam is made with cherry varieties from the Bigarreau cherries family, known for their exceptional taste qualities. They are heart-shaped cherries with hard, crisp and sweet flesh. This jam has bountiful quantities to get as many beautiful and juicy morello cherries in every jar. Tell me, how those ingredients sound to you?
This jam is exceptionally good with brie & fresh goat cheese. You can create fabulous dishes like our Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing, Broiled Peaches, Tortilla Roll-ups, pour it over cheesecake, and for the summer make some semi-homemade Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream I mention above.
And if you have an salmon left over, you can always make some Salmon Tacos.
Enjoy your week!
Chipotle Cherry Sauce over Broiled Salmon
- Total Time: 24 minutes
- Yield: 2 People 1x
Chipotle Cherry Sauce recipe is perfect for broiled salmon for a special dinner. This sauce has a sweet and tart taste with heat notes from the chipotle. You can use this sauce to marinate your salmon, chicken, duck, game or pork and use as a glaze for the final layer to intensify the flavor to the dish. This sauce recipe includes our Black Cherry Jam from our producer L'Epicurien.
Note: Chipotle Cherry Sauce will go perfectly with roast duck, pork or chicken.
- ½ cup L'Epicurien Black Cherry Preserve
- 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- ½ or 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
- 2 salmon filets (6-8 oz. each, 1-inch thick)
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon tequila (optional)
- In a small glass baking dish, stir together the Cherry Jam, orange juice, and chipotle.
- Add the salmon filet in the cherry-chipotle mixture. Pour some sauce over the salmon, cover with a lid.
- Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to marinade; turning once.
- Preheat broiler. Place the oven rack 4-5 inches away from the broiler.
- In a baking sheet pan, cover with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray and place on the salmon.
- Broil salmon for about 11 minutes, Turning once.
- While salmon is cooking, transfer Chipotle Cherry Sauce to a small saucepan; bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.
- Stir in the cilantro and the tequila. Keep cooking on low until the alcohol evaporates.
- Transfer salmon to serving plates; top with Chipotle Cherry Sauce and serve immediately.
Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 3%, Iron 5%
- Prep Time: 12 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: International
- Serving Size: 8 oz Salmon
- Calories: 441
- Sugar: 4.9 g
- Sodium: 119.3 mg
- Fat: 26.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.8 g
- Protein: 41.1 g
- Cholesterol: 109.1 mg
We made this for dinner tonight and it was very nice.
We're very glad you like it Becky. Thanks for trying it.
This looks amazing and I can't believe how easy it is to make. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe and I already have a few things in mind to use it with. Thanks for sharing!
Lucy, let us know how the recipe come out. Thank you!
Such a beautiful, delicious sauce! It sounds perfect for rising a weeknight meal to the next level. Wonderful combination of flavors.
Yes, Tara, this meal is perfect to elevate a special dinner to the next level.
This sauce sounds like it would be great on so many things, but I'll have to try it first with the salmon. Yum!
Renee, I will try this sauce with duck. I think it will pair superbly.
This cherry sauce looks so good! I wanna try it with pork chop too!
What a great idea Misa! I will make it with pork the next time.
I really like the idea of using spicy chipotle with cherry sure salmon taste great. Salmon is really difficult to get the flavor if we didn't use right marinade and sauce to try it.
Swathi, the Salmon, always have been difficult for me to get a good flavor but this sauce matches beautifully.
This recipe looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. My family and I love salmon and cherries. This will be a perfect recipe for us my family to enjoy for dinner. By the way, can I use parsley instead of cilantro? Will the taste change that much if I use parsley?
Hello Julia, The recipe is delightful. And, yes you can substitute the cilantro for parsley. It will work beautifully.
This is making my mouth water! Great combination of flavors over salmon! This is a keeper.
STACY | POP KITCHEN
I am straight up drooling over this salmon cherry combo. I'm a huge fan of chipotle too. Everything smokey. The orange in the marinade sounds like it is really nice. I'm super excited to try this!
Hi Stacey, This is an amazing sauce smoky, tart & sweet, It's just delicious. Thank you for stopping by.
heather (delicious not gorgeous)
i love making a really easy sauce with pork drippings, port wine, dried cherries and butter, and serving it with pork. this reminds me of that, thought a little bit more fancy with the tequila and chipotle, and with salmon instead! this sounds like a good way to mix up my dinner routine (:
Your sauce sounds delicious too Heather. We might have to check out your recipe. Thanks for coming over to our place.
What an interesting idea!
Laura | Wandercooks
Oh my gosh your table looks so gorgeous - I'd love to be served up this salmon any day! This sauce sounds incredible, especially the pairing of cherry with orange juice - so delish!
Thank you so much Laura! Carlos really does make a great salmon especially when he uses this recipe. Thanks for checking it out
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
I adore cherries-- and this spread looks like a great way to jazz up a plain meal. Thanks for the recommendation!
You are welcome Michelle! We love cherries too, and this sauce is amazing
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
This sounds INCREDIBLE! I love sweet sauces poured over salmon. Perfect!!
It is pretty incredible Sarah, if we do say so ourselves. The Black Cherry Jam in the sauce gives it a great taste.
Omg this spread looks and sounds amazing! Perfect for salmon and duck. Love the idea of adding tequila! I must try this recipe.
Hi Brandi, Thanks for coming by. We havent tried it on duck yet, but it is a definite next meal. If you try it, let us know. Send a picture!